Production has been halted on the new season of Arrested Development after additional episodes were commissioned.

Originally 10 episodes were ordered for the fourth season that would be available exclusively on Netflix but creator Mitch Hurwitz had more ideas than the order could handle so new episodes have been added.

In order for Hurwitz and co to look over the footage already shot, production was halted and will continue when they have figured out what needs to be filmed. Continue reading »

Mediaworks has confirmed that Anna Guy will feature on the new political and current affairs show 3rd Degree, giving an insight into her life.

Guy will appear in three stories that will focus on her and how she is dealing with the events of the past few years, which culminated in the acquittal of her husband Ewan Macdonald of the 2010 killing of Scott Guy.

“She will be appearing in three stories which will be about herself – talking about how she is dealing with the twin tragedies that have befallen her, the loss of her brother and the imprisonment of her husband, and how she is establishing a new life for herself,” 3rd Degree executive producer Terence Taylor said. Continue reading »

The Herald on Sunday published a story about the end of the world this week and included comments from New Zealand’s Got Talent judge and OpShop front man Jason Kerrison.  Unhappy with the “second rate, sensationalist magazine that doesn’t actually report its interviewees opinions”, Kerrison has published the answers he gave to Andy Pickering’s questions.

‘here you go andy. hope most of it makes sense. started to ramble and just let the vibe take me.

was fun in that it reacquainted me with my position and much of the information i’ve gleaned over the years and i thank you for that. cheers. now REPRESENT!
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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 39090 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Seven Dwarves: 26960 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Body of Proof: 24530 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Ocean Giants: 20240 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 17280 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

This A3 sized card arrived from Prime this morning.  If you’re a fan of The Crowd Goes Wild and would like “elved” presenters hanging on your tree this Christmas, let us know in the comments below.

Most watched

  1. One News: 619,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Royal Prince Albert: 499,920 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 497,340 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 459,520 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Ocean Giants: 438,980 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Three weeks ago we suggested that Paul Holmes’ Kim Dotcom interview was his last due to his deteriorating health.

Two days later, the New Zealand Herald’s gossip columnist, Rachel Glucina, quoted Holmes as saying “Nothing is really wrong with me“.  The NZ Herald then repackaged her gossip column as news, which was then repeated by 3 News and others without any further verification. Continue reading »

Hall thinks Dexter will be caught

Dexter actor Michael C Hall has said he believes his character will “get caught” when the series comes to an end next year. “I imagine Dexter is going to get caught one way or the other,” he said. “And by that I mean, can we really expect him, at this point, to walk into the sunset? Or get off without a blemish on his conscience or character?”

Dallas to feature funeral

The second season of the revamped Dallas will address the death of actor Larry Hagman, who played the role of JR Ewing. Hagman had filmed several episodes of the second season before he died in November and it has been decided that the eighth episode of the season will feature JR’s funeral. Continue reading »

It seems we’re not the only ones getting excited for the third season of The Almighty Johnsons.

Cast members Emmett Skilton, Ben Barrington and Jared Turner have all posted photos of their new scripts for the first episode ‘An Orchard of Trees’ on Twitter.

Skilton (Axl) tweeted his pic with the caption: “Just over a month till we start shooting Season 3 of #The AlmightyJohnsons #itsgonnabegooooooood” Continue reading »

Hundreds of props and memorabilia from Spartacus have been sold at auction in Auckland.

Over 600 pieces were up for auction including rubber swords, jewellery, beds and severed heads.

“It went really, really well. It’s virtually all gone,” Webbs auction house general manager Chris Allsop said.

“It was crazy busy, there were bidders from all over the world.”

Among the lots to sell was a stand of rubber swords that fetched $3600, a box of Lucretia’s (Lucy Lawless) jewellery for $1050, a life-sized corpse in a box for $650 and a replica of a dead horse for $600. Continue reading »